Shop 4, Granary Lane, Mentone, VIC, 3194
One of the great things about Melbourne is that brilliant coffee has spread to the suburbs. Truly Scrumptious is testament to this.
I’m enthusiastically greeted by the barista as I enter, and as I make myself comfortable on a sofa bench in the main room, my attention is diverted by the offerings of a massive blackboard on the wall: home-made lemon tarts, vanilla slices, chocolate fudge cake and sweet and savoury muffins. Lunch specials, which include Spanish paella and a smoked salmon linguine with champagne cream sauce, are a cut above your suburban average.
My espresso’s aroma foreshadows its exotic spice, which is well-matched with a punchy acidity and solid body. I follow with a latte which, disappointingly, is over-hot. Once cooled, it’s a pleasant cup, with the milk drawing luscious caramel, chocolate and nut flavours from the Giancarlo beans. Great to get out of the city for a solid coffee.
+613 9584 9907
mon - fri: 8am - 4pm sat: 8am - 2pm sunday closed